As the UK surpasses 100,000 Coronavirus related deaths, Byline TV set out to try and visualise what that number of people actually looks like.
Throughout the pandemic we’ve heard numbers constantly, numbers of estimated deaths, numbers of expected deaths, Professor Vallance at the start of the pandemic telling the country that 20,000 deaths would be “a good outcome.” So what does 100,000 people look like? Well it looks like Leyton Orient stadium filled ten times over. In fact Byline TV filmed at the 10,000 capacity venue to highlight the number of people lost to Coronavirus in one week at the height of the second wave.
Every one of those 100,000 avoidable deaths was an individual person who has left behind a family, friends, children. In this video for Byline TV, Dr Mike Galsworthy, founder of March For Change muses on the hopes and fears of each of these people, their plans for summer, the effect on the people left behind and invites you to consider how monumental a figure 100,000 really is.
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Special thanks to our patrons for making this possible, especially our Directors Club: John Anderson, Susan Angoy, Edward Buxton, Stuart Bache, Nigel Davies, James Tindall, Alicia Pivaro, Daisy Watson, Kath and Sean.